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Bittersweet Marriage (Harlequin Presents #990)

2.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
HE OFFERED A FUTURE, ALL RIGHT!

Manon Lucas, out of work for six months, with a young brother to support, was desperate. Why else would she have gone to an interview set up by powerful Stephen Vestris?

Stephen Vestris! Their love affair three years ago had been idyllic --- at first. Now she learned that Stephen, still angry at her walking out, had actually manipulated her i
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Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Harlequin
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LLCSpokane
Jun 24, 2011 LLCSpokane rated it really liked it
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This was a good read. The h is strong, intelligent and goodhearted. I liked the H but occasionally wanted to box his ears.
The h was 20 years old when they had a month long affair. While the H was gone for the day the H's ex-wife appeared and told h that they were still married, called the h foul names and told her that she always had to clean up the H's messes. The h ran. She was humiliated and ashamed and felt that the H had betrayed her. She was also pregnant. She struggled to work and keep he
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Fiona Marsden
Nov 26, 2013 Fiona Marsden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a reunion romance and it looks like they were faithful so of course I loved it. It probably wasn't the most exciting story. The hero is all vengeful and blackmailing the heroine and she's all, I'm so ashamed I broke up a marriage and I still can't resist the cruel evil lecher even though his ex-wife told me what a sleaze he was.

That sounds like she was a bit TSTL but really she was just soppy in love and I can live with that because underneath she suspects that maybe he's not as bad as h
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Leona
Sep 02, 2012 Leona rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Though, second chances is one of my favorite plots, add in blackmail and revenge and you think you would have a winner, but the author just didn't deliver.

1) the heroine just didn't make sense..she caves at the very onset of his emotional blackmail and agrees to a marriage without any sort of angst or bitterness

2) there didn't seem to be any real tension..so the story just kind of plods along

3) I really had trouble following their banter...and the logic behind it. I put that down to the story b
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Mar 27, 2012 sbf20112011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. This was a decent older story. Sometimes I felt like I wasn't exactly following what was supposed to be witty or sarcastic banter. The story was also kind of emotionally flat -- not that there was no emotion to it, but more that there weren't really highs and lows and so the ending wasn't that thrilling. This has to be the easiest acceptance of a forced marriage I've read yet -- the heroine had had a month-long affair with the hero 3 years' prior, and she hardly bats an eye when out o ...more
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